Chapter 26- Anger and Regret

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Nana pulls me from hallway to hallway, making sure to keep quiet. With Kye knowing our previous location he is more likely to follow us. I hope that he is taking care of Sam before he comes after us. It will give us more time and give her a better chance of getting better faster.

Finally, after ten minutes at least of running, I pull Nana to a stop. We duck into one of the rooms to catch our breath, shutting the door softly behind us.

"What was that all about?" Nana asks once we catch our breath.

"I don't know what you mean." I say as I double over.

"You look off into space one moment and the next you are running. Is there something I don't know about? Is there something you're not telling me?" She demands.

I look back at her, debating telling her the truth. She is my family, she should understand what I'm going through. Maybe she will even know how to make this all go away. 

"Kye did something to me." I say quietly.

"What did he do?" There is a hint of fear in her voice.

"He made me drink his blood, and he said we are bound now. I can talk to him through the link, but I can easily block him out. I just don't know what to do. It's how I contacted him before, but if I can do it does that mean he can do it to?" My voice doesn't betray how scared I really am.

Nana's eyes twitches for a moment. I worry that I have upset her, and I worry for good reason.

"How could you let something like this happen?" She shouts.

"I don't know! It just sort of happened! It's not like I asked for him to do this!" I cry.

"But it still happened, all because you have been being so reckless with your abilities. If you had just listened to me then none of this would have happened. Your powers are dangerous." She narrows her eyes at me,

"Don't yell at me Nana," I demand angrily, "It's not my fault that all of this is happening. I didn't ask to be dragged into this. I didn't ask for Kye to bring me here. I wish I never even learned about these stupid powers."

"These things happen Katherine, you just have to learn to deal with them." She says sternly.

"You don't know anything about how hard this is to deal with," I spin on her, "I have been trying to be good and listen to you. I have been trying my best to do the right thing by getting everyone out of here before something bad happens. When I brought you to think house I thought you would be supportive and help me get through this. But you've been nothing but mean to me!"

Kye heard me, I can feel it. But strangely, he isn't reacting. I can feel his calm as his listens to our quarel. Something isn't right, but Nana, of course, doesn't notice.

"I haven't been mean to you! I have done nothing but tell you the truth from the beginning." She says.

"Well the truth hurts and it's unfair." I sulk.

"Life is unfair Katherine. That's why you were brought into this. That is why you were given those powers." She says.

"These powers are not a curse Nana! They could be amazing if I learned to use them right. Instead all I've been told is that they will hurt me, and hurt others. I know the risks of using them and that makes me better."

"No, they are too dangerous to use. You saw what you were turning into when you yelled at your friends. Would you still use them knowing what you become?" She demands.

"Of course! When I know what I become it makes it easier to control myself. If you tried to use your powers again knowing what you become I'm sure you would be more cautious then you were before." I try to explain.

Her whole face turns red with anger. I have never seen her this angry before. She is always so nice, but when I bring up the topic of my powers she freaks out. I just want my old Nana back before I lose her for good.

"You listen here Katherine! I will never use those retched abilities ever again and I don't want you to either. As your guardian I forbid you to use them!" She yells.

"You can't forbid me from doing anything! This is something I have to do to help the others." I shout.

"Don't you dare..." She growls.

"You know what? I wish I had never brought you to this stupid house!" I scream.

Only after I say the words do I understand what I've done. A vicious wind whips around Nana, covering her body in a vortex of wind.

I scream, throwing myself on her trying to keep the winds back.

"No! I didn't mean that! I take it back!" I scream.

It doesn't work that way love. She is mine now. Kye's voice comes through my mind.

"You can't take her! I won't let you!" 

I wrap my mind around her, trying to stop the wind and hold her with me as long as I can. My powers should be strong enough to keep her here if I were strong enough to bring her to the house in the first place.

Pushing with everything I have, the wind begins to slow down before slowly coming to a stop. My arms remain firmly around Nana, quietinig my beating heart.

"Thank goodness..." I sigh.

But there is something too familiar about the arms. Something about them radiates through my mind like we are bound...

"What have you done?" I ask.

"I warned you what would happen if you released your hold on her. Now she is mine." Kye says pulling me into a hug.

"Give her back." I demand.

"I'm afraid that's not going to happen. This game is over, you have no one left to help you. Why don't you just give in now? There is nothing more you can do."

My mind shuts down. How can I save the others when I'm not even strong enough to save Nana? I can't fight him when I'm not protecting anyone. My powers are useless. I can't even run from him now. So what am I going to do?

"Don't cry my love," He says wiping away my tears, "It's over now. You'll be much happier with me then you think. I will give you anything you want. Your friends can go home, and we can finally be together."

Don't listen to him Katherine. Nana's voice comes to my head.

"I've waited for so many years for this moment..." He doesn't hear Nana in my head.

Listen to me Katherine; this isn't over yet. I thought you could fight him without using your powers, but I was wrong. I'm sorry I was so hard on you. But now you need to fight him.

"I love you so much..." He whispers, his lips meeting my neck. He doesn't bite though, just kisses.

Look deep inside yourself. You are a dragon deep inside. Find that power and use it. Think about the people he's hurt, think about how much he's hurt you. Use that anger, and turn it into power.

"Come with me now Katherine..."

I don't listen to him. Instead I dig down like Nana told me to, trying to find that power. I think of the times he hurt my friends, like Aidan and Quinn and Rebecca, and even Anna. They all were sucked into that whole he made and it's all his fault.

Sam had been sick, an unfair way to go. She would have wanted to go fighting. Instead he wore her down. These are the people I am fighting for. 

I'm fighting for them, and for me. For my freedom.

When I open my eyes again, I unleash my power, letting it explode outwards in a wave of light and fury.

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